In an interview with members of the UK media, Triple H discussed the speculation that Edge and Paige were set to return to in-ring action in WWE. During the exchange, WWE’s COO made a joke about Paige’s past. In March 2017, Paige was the victim of an online hack which saw several sexually explicit videos and images released. She was also heavily scrutinised for her short engagement to Alberto Del Rio.
Triple H said: “When you’re talking about people as talented as Edge and Paige, who wouldn’t want them to return? I’m a fan just like everyone else and I would love to see them step into the ring and compete. More importantly than that though, I would like to see them live long, healthy lives. You know Edge has kids, Paige, maybe, she probably has some she doesn’t know of.”
The joke seems to have been very much at the expense of Paige as she later tweeted: “Even my boss jokes about me.. no wonder you guys still do it too.”
Renee Young and Nikki Bella have also reacted negatively to The Game’s comments. The WWE Backstage presenter wrote on Twitter: “Big love to Paige. She’s been to hell and back but still some people wanna make jokes. We need (and she deserves) real change.”
Bella also tweeted: “We will never see the true change in equality if we just see them as storylines. Change in a company starts from the top. Our leaders help set the example. For us women we need all the help we can get. Help with respect from our co workers and fans. We are all one. One love.”